David Beckham announces his retirement from football

  • 16 May 2013
David Beckham

David Beckham says he will retire from professional football at the end of the season.

The former England captain is currently playing for French champions PSG.

He has played for some of the biggest clubs in the world including: Manchester United, Real Madrid and AC Milan.

Beckham said: "I'm thankful to PSG for giving me the opportunity to continue but I feel now is the right time to finish my career."

The 38-year-old joined Manchester United as a 14-year-old and made 398 appearances, winning six Premier League titles and the Champions League.

He moved to Real Madrid in 2003, winning the La Liga title in 2007 before a switch to the United States with LA Galaxy.

The midfielder made his England debut against Moldova in 1996 and captained the side from 2000 to 2006, making his 115th and final England appearance in a 3-0 win over Belarus in 2009.